Lara Jade Photography.

Categorised as SHOOTS., STYLE.

Lara Jade is an internationally acclaimed fashion, portrait and commercial photographer from London. Lara’s most compelling quality is the ability to colour her images with strong elements of romanticism, fantasy and a hint of darkness that tints her work with maturity beyond her young age. Her unique style has defined her work since picking up her first camera at the age of fifteen, when she first started experimenting with self-portraiture and themes of fantasy which she continues to develop and refine today. Chances are you’ve seen Laras work before in various publications. We were lucky enough to have a chat with Lara during her crazy busy schedule…..

‘Hey Lara how are you today? what are your plans for the day?’

I’m currently staying in London – working on selecting images for my shoot I shot for Masquerade Magazine yesterday and planning for the next few days of shoots. Life is busy, but good!

‘Where are you from and where are you based now?’

I am from the west midlands in England, I still live there but work worldwide – mainly in London and NYC. I have plans to move to NYC next year permanently. For now, I base myself where work is.

‘It’s obvious you’ve worked with some amazing clients….do you have any personal favorites?’

Yes, I love working with publishing clients, especially ones such as Harper Collins as they usually give me complete creative control. It’s wonderful – as they trust you to go out and do what you want with giving you a small theme to work upon.

‘What are your main sources of influence in your work and your life?’

I strive to do better everytime I shoot. I have so many influences on my work it’s unreal. A few of them include the old masters in photography to contemporary artists. I am in love with fashion itself – not just in photography and I am inspired by creative style and couture. I am also influenced by people’s personalities, emotions, my personal experiences, childhood memories, dreams / nightmares and the unforseen world.

‘How did you discover your passion for photography?’

During my art GCSE at school I found out about the website DeviantART and was immediately inspired by how creative photography was. I always enjoyed painting and drawing as a child but felt frustrated that I hadn’t yet found my medium; after trying photography on my dad’s camcorder capturing stills one day whilst on holiday, I was immediately draw to capturing image in a frame and that’s where it all started.

‘Do you have a personal favorite photo of your own collection and from another photographers?’

I don’t have a personal favourite, I have a collection of photographs I love from my portfolio but I love each one for different reasons. I enjoy my fantasy type shoots because I drew inspiration from childhood stories and memories – they have that personal attachment I don’t have as much for my fashion images. With the fashion images – I favor the style that is captured in the photograph. I don’t have specific favourite photographers work I enjoy but more so them as individuals. I adore the work of photographers such as Eugeneo Recuenco, Tim Walker, Solve Sundsbo, Miles Aldridge, Annie Leibovitz, Ellen Von Unwerth and Steven Klein.

‘What are you listening to at the moment?’

At the moment my playlist is all over the place. I listen genres of music depending on my mood. Right now, it’s mainly movie soundtracks by classical composers such as Alexandre Desplat. They inspire me whilst I am working.

‘Do you have any big plans coming up in the near future?’

Yes, I have plans to move to the US and I am also trying to venture into directing and filming my own fashion/music films.

‘If you could work with anyone…who would it be?’

Tim Burton, 100%.

‘Your an incredibly attractive girl yourself, have you ever modeled in any shoots yourself?’

Oh, thanks! I model for friends – I enjoy being part of any creative process whether it’s playing any part in a shoot. However, I can’t beat the feeling of taking that image and retouching it myself.

http://www.larajade.co.uk/

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